Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

While COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains a threat, it is vital that we all follow the latest advice from Health Protection Scotland. This will help prevent the spread and transmission of infection.

It is still possible to continue observing and recording our wildlife, but please remember to do so from the safety of social distancing.

We will continue to post new sightings, articles and photographs.

Keep safe.

 

Please allow our website to be your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland, Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. If you are travelling the North Coast 500, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which is now available you are sure to find something of interest. We hope that you will visit us again and discover more of Assynt’s wildlife.

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Recent Sightings

Bullfinch

Single male and female birds on garden feeders, 81 Torbreck (Cheryl Smith) (12/06)

Lapwing

Single bird, Stoer peat road, by small lochan which drains to Loch an Easain (Charlie Leeson) (11/06)

Black-throated Diver

Single bird Loch na Bruthaich (Tony Eldred). Another non-breeding loch that these birds seem to use for a bit of down-time. (10/06)

Black-throated Diver

Two birds, Achmelvich Bay (Alison and Angus Stewart) (09/06)

Treecreeper

Two birds, Culag Woods (DAH) (09/06)

Ragged-Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)

c.50 plants near Achmelvich campsite (Nathalie Wallace) (09/06)

Early marsh-orchid (ssp. incarnata)

10+ flowers in old quarry, Little Assynt (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards). Also Northern marsh-orchid and Heath Fragrant orchid. This being a new site for all three plants. (09/06)

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